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  • Melania Trump visits school with Jordan's queen and DeVos

    04/05/2017 1:00:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    KALB-TV ^ | April 5, 2017 | The Associated Press
    First lady Melania Trump is visiting a Washington charter school with Queen Rania of Jordan and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The queen, who has become known for her education advocacy, is in Washington with her husband, King Abdullah II, who is meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House. Wednesday's visit to Excel Academy Public Charter School was meant to highlight the Trump administration's focus on school choice....
  • Queen of Jordan calls on Europe to rethink refugee crisis

    10/06/2016 8:26:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 10/06/2016 9:34 | By | Translated By Samuel Morgan
    Queen Rania of Jordan has called on Europe to collaborate with her country and make the refugee crisis a “joint success” and insisted that it is about humanity’s “common future”. EurActiv Spain reports. Addressing the annual meeting of the Federation of German Industry (BDI) in Berlin today (6 October), Rania called on the business leaders in attendance to work together and face up to the challenge. […] At another event in London, she addressed concerns that terrorists could make their way across borders under the guise of seeking asylum, Rania said that “they are not extremists; in fact, they are...
  • US First Lady Michelle Obama Arrives in Qatar for Speech

    11/02/2015 1:54:12 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 34 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/02/15 | ap
    First Lady Michelle Obama arrives at the Hamad Airport in Doha, Qatar, Nov. 2, 2015. U.S. first lady Michelle Obama arrived in Qatar on Monday as part of a two-country Mideast tour, with plans to visit a crucial air base in America's war against the Islamic State group and give a speech on the importance of girl's education. Obama touched down in Doha, the Qatari capital, on Monday night, the state-run Qatar News Agency reported, without elaborating. While in Doha, she'll visit the al-Udeid air base with comedian and late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien. The base hosts the forward...
  • Jordan’s Queen threatens Europe: Take more refugees or face more “extremism

    09/20/2015 9:02:15 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 43 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 9/19/2015 | Pamela Geller
    <p>Jordan’s Queen Rania has used a speech in Berlin today to call upon Europe to help more Syrian refugees – and not to ‘bolt the door for fear of the unknown’.”</p> <p>The threat – always the threat. It’s the Islamic way. Oppose the invasion or face the consequences. There it is. I submit that the consequences of the Muslim invasion of Europe are far greater than “the consequences of extremism.” What’s the difference?</p>
  • The defiance of Jordan: Queen Rania leads thousands of protesters on the streets of Amman

    02/06/2015 12:43:45 PM PST · by traumer · 28 replies
    Queen Rania of Jordan led protests on the streets of the capital Amman this morning as thousands took to the streets after Friday prayers to urge King Abdullah II to step up airstrikes against the Islamic State to avenge the brutal murder of pilot Moaz al-Kasaesbeh. Crowds massed near the city's main Husseini mosque, then marched chanting 'Death to Daesh', using a derogatory Arabic acronym for the terror group, in the latest sign of mounting public anger. The rally came three days after Islamic State released a video purporting to show Kasaesbeh being burnt alive in a cage as masked...
  • Pope bows for Muslim Queen Rania of Jordan in latest display of breaking with tradition

    09/01/2013 7:03:45 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 94 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 31, 2013 | John Hutchinson
    The Pope has once again shown his willingness to break with tradition by bowing to Muslim royal Queen Rania of Jordan. As leader of the world's 1.2billion-strong Catholic community, protocol usually dictates that visitors bow to him when they meet him at the Vatican. But when Rania came to the Holy See with her husband King Abdullah II on Thursday, he inverted that formality by lowering his head to her. He made no discernible bow toward her husband, the king. The Jordanian royals were leaving following a private audience with the pope in his library. 'Francis behaves as he did...
  • Pope breaks with protocol by bowing to Queen Rania of Jordan

    08/30/2013 10:39:56 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 151 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8-31-2013 | Tom Kington
    As head of state at the Vatican, not to mention the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, protocol requires visitors to bow to him when they meet him at the Holy See. But Francis, who has made the forgetting of formalities a trademark of his papacy, bowed when he met a smiling Rania as she visited the Vatican with her husband King Abdullah II on Thursday. "Up until the 19th century visitors would kiss the pope's shoes, and the tradition is still that all visitors, women included, bow to him, but Francis behaves as he did before he became...
  • Jordan’s Queen Orders Solid Gold Shoes as King Pushes Two-State Solution [take that, Michelle]

    01/22/2012 10:42:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | January 22nd, 2012 | Malkah Fleisher
    Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan has commissioned a jeweler in Calcutta, India to make shoes for her out of gold. Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan has commissioned a jeweler in Calcutta, India to make shoes for her out of gold. The 22-carat gold shoes will each weigh 750 grams, and will be encrusted with diamonds and topaz, according to Irish news site, citing Bengali daily newspaper Anandabazar Patrika. The sites reported that while the queen is accustomed to wearing shoes utilizing gold threads on leather, this time the shoes will be made of solid gold. Rania has already paid...
  • Jordan tribes threaten revolution over country's Palestinian Queen Rania....

    02/08/2011 11:01:28 AM PST · by TaraP · 14 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Feb 8th, 2011
    Jordanian tribal figures have issued a petition urging King Abdullah to end his Palestinian wife's role in politics, in a new challenge to the monarch grappling with fallout from uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. Evoking comparisons with the wives of Tunisia's former strongman Zine al Abidine Ben Ali and Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak, the signatories attacked Queen Rania's Palestinian origin and accused her of using state funds to promote her image abroad without concern for the hardship of ordinary Jordanians. The 36 figures are drawn from conservative East Bank tribes who form the backbone of the Hashemite monarchy's support --...
  • 12/ Queen Rania, UNICEF Call For Aid to Iraqi Children (..2007's First Chloera Victims)

    05/24/2007 5:52:47 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 4 replies · 466+ views
    Jordan News Agency ^ | 05.03.07 | Petra/ Injadat
    Amman, May 23, (Petra) – Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah joined UNICEF in an international appeal for Iraqi children, Wednesday, urging the global community to act on their behalf and noting that those affected by violence and displacement have reached a critical point. Speaking during a press conference at the UNICEF Jordan headquarters in Amman, Her Majesty said that, though conditions seem unfavorable, it is imperative for the world to act now. "Faced as we are with a daily barrage of bad news, some might feel that the situation is hopeless. But stepping up support right now in Iraq...
  • Jordan queen urges Muslims to reject extremism

    02/25/2007 8:34:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 2,545+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | February 25, 2007
    JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AFP) - Jordan's Queen Rania on Sunday said Muslims must recognise that much of the terror in recent years has been committed in the name of Islam if they want to be taken seriously by the West. table> "We are right to deplore Islamophobia and the branding of Muslims as terrorists," she told an annual economic forum in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah. "But we must face up to the horrible truth that many of the worst terrorist attacks in recent years have been committed by people who claim to be acting in the name...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 6/10 - 6/11/06 (not the live thread)

    06/09/2006 7:48:33 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 25 replies · 736+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 6/09/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th, 2006 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows on 6/11/006.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: Yeah, yeah, a minor annoyance was murdered by the ruthless US military and Bushitler.  So what?Did you get a look at the hunk, Al Gore, with Steponallofus last week?  Talk about Presidential! Topics: Amb. L. Paul Bremer on al-Zarqawi's death and the fight for IraqRep. Reynolds vs....
  • Oprah: Daytime Talk’s Jihadi Sister

    05/25/2005 6:20:57 AM PDT · by Cool Chick · 28 replies · 2,501+ views ^ | May 25, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    Oprah: Daytime Talk’s Jihadi Sister May 25, 2005 By Debbie Schlussel Ann Coulter says Katie Couric is “the affable Ava Braun” of daytime TV. But Couric’s got nothing on Oprah Winfrey. **** Cheating husbands don’t get off as easy as Islamic terrorists, murderers, and torturers in Winfrey’s world. **** Last month, Oprah’s “O” asked readers to understand “The Heart of a Destroyer,” Mohammed Atta. You remember him—the Al-Qaeda ringleader of the 9/11 hijackers who murdered 3,000 Americans. But that’s not exactly the way “O”’s “reading room” wants you to remember him. Beneath a picture of young Mohammed and his smiling...
  • Queen Rania emphasises need to globalise human dignity

    12/12/2003 12:26:36 AM PST · by Thinkin' Gal · 4 replies · 231+ views
    Jordan Times ^ | Friday-Saturday, December 12-13, 2003
    Queen Rania emphasises need to globalise human dignity   AMMAN (JT) — Her Majesty Queen Rania on Wednesday said globalising human dignity is just as important as globalising access to information, commerce and technology — for if the former is not achieved, the latter's potential will never be attained. The Queen's remarks were articulated in an opinion piece published in the London-based Al Hayat daily on the occasion of Human Rights Day in which she stressed that “the world's great faiths and philosophies all draw strength from the same core belief that dignity is intrinsic to humankind as a universal...
  • A day in the life of Rania -sigh.

    11/20/2003 5:33:38 AM PST · by empirekin768 · 2 replies · 294+ views
    Yahoo ^ | empirekin
  • City of Milan honours Queen Rania for efforts to improve image of Islam

    09/24/2002 9:06:41 AM PDT · by Thinkin' Gal · 6 replies · 385+ views
    Jordan Times ^ | Tuesday, September 24, 2002
    City of Milan honours Queen Rania for efforts to improve image of Islam MILAN (JT) — In appreciation of her role in promoting dialogue between people and portraying an accurate image of Islam in the West, Her Majesty Queen Rania on Monday received the Ambrogino d'Oro Award, the most prestigious prize awarded by the city of Milan to prominent figures for their contribution to humanitarian and social causes. On behalf of the city of Milan, Gabriele Albertini, mayor of Milan presented the award to Queen Rania “... in recognition of the vital work she has done over recent years aimed...